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Old 12th March 2008
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studio wall thickness

I have been trying to do some research into a recommended wall thickness for recording studios. I'm not having much luck. Could someone direct me to some good info on this? Thanks much.
Old 12th March 2008
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From what I know the wall thickness is not the the big issue regarding soundisolation. Its more what the cunstruction need to be strong for all the heavy gipslayers. For my studioconstruction we used 20cm thick walls for the soundisolation with for layers of gips. (this for the room in the room) Then one more 20cm wall for the acoustic treatment.
Before we started the new studioconstruction we isolated the old barn and put up three layers of gips. we also did build some small rooms that only had 10cm thick walls plus 10cm for acoustic treatment.
In some corners and backwalls we had basstrapconstructions so they were much thicker.
I suggest that you talk with a consultant regarding your construction so you get it on paper.

Good luck
Old 12th March 2008
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as Rickard suggests, the wall thickness will vary depending on its function - and the function depends on your needs. high isolation will typically need to consume more wall space for two reasons - one isolation, and two the fact that now that you have the isolation, you need to treat the acoustics.

minimally, you need enough wall thickness to support the roof over your head in accordance with local building ordinances. there is no maximum except limited by budget and people willing to do it...
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